Re: Patriotic American song ideas for Memorial Day gig?
Born In the USA isn't really a patriotic song, but I guess it would be appropriate in a subversive kind of way. In a similar vein you could also do John Cougar's Little Pink Houses-- or R.O.C.K. In The USA. People will probably expect you to do that godawful Lee Greenwood thing if you're billing it as a show of patriotic music. America The Beautiful would be good, and This Land Is Your Land, if you can pull it off. The national anthem is ceremonial music, with an etiquette, so I don't know if I'd include it on a bill of entertainment.